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operagost

join:1999-08-02
Spring City, PA
reply to Titus

Re: oops

Looks like "karlmarx" just got a new ID.



karlmarx

join:2006-09-18
Chicago, IL

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actually, no. But he's right on the money. Techically, about 50% of the population has a double digit IQ (how else could you explain republicans, the religious right, and creationists.
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Ahrenl

join:2004-10-26
North Andover, MA

Actually an IQ number is an abstract concept where 100 was set to be the average. So EXACTLY 50% of the population SHOULD have double digit IQ's, otherwise 100 needs to be adjusted so that is true.


dentman42
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join:2001-10-02
Columbus, OH
reply to karlmarx

said by karlmarx:

actually, no. But he's right on the money. Techically, about 50% of the population has a double digit IQ (how else could you explain republicans, the religious right, and creationists.
Whereas single digit IQs must explain Democrats.

You started it. And left a wide opening.

grafenberg

join:2002-02-01
reply to Ahrenl

Actually, no.


    •Some people have an IQ of exactly 100. Take this hypothetical group of IQs of 10 people:
    two: 110
    six: 100
    two: 90

    This group has a mean IQ of 100, but only 2/10 people have a two-digit IQ.


    •Variation may not be consistent in both directions. Take this hypothetical group of IQs of 10 people:
    three: 110
    six: 100
    one: 70

    This group has a mean IQ of 100, but three are above, six are exactly 100, and only one is below the mean(and only that one has a two-digit IQ).



RIRWIN1983

join:2005-08-30
Columbus, OH
reply to dentman42

Booya! LOL



chotty

join:2004-07-12
Birmingham, AL
reply to karlmarx

Or... on the other hand, how else could you explain Political Correctness, Defeatism, Self-Hatred, Group Think, The Elitist Thought Police, The ACLU or Marxist-lite Millionaires who know what's best for all and feel the pain of the oppressed? ... (just as long as they don't have to live next to them).


thedad

join:2002-07-04
Douglas, GA

Yeah! What he said!



grcore
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reply to dentman42

said by dentman42:

Whereas single digit IQs must explain Democrats.
And dectuple deficits come from Republicans, along with quintuple deaths in Iraq.

The power of numbers....

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reply to grafenberg

Actually, measured (by some test standard) intelligence of large groups fits the Normal distribution. The results are scaled so that the mean is 100 and the standard deviation is 15. In order for even the range between 70 and 130 to have meaning, thousands of samples are required. In this real case, half the population have an IQ of 100 or less, by definition.

The wider extremes are more difficult to evaluate. For example, Marilyn vos Savant's purported IQ of 190 or thereabouts is six standard deviations above the mean. There aren't enough samples tested by any standard test to establish that value from the test population. I suspect her IQ was extrapolated by scaling MENSA test results from its members IQ distribution.

kirby


vinnie97
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reply to chotty

Karl Marked, properly owned on this occasion.



calvoiper

join:2003-03-31
Belvedere Tiburon, CA
reply to grcore

said by grcore:

...And dectuple deficits come from Republicans, along with quintuple deaths in Iraq.

The power of numbers....
Yes, but numbers must be normalized and standardized. When recent deficits are adjusted for inflation and standardized as a percentage of GNP, they aren't outliers as so many would love the public to believe....

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Ahrenl

join:2004-10-26
North Andover, MA

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reply to grafenberg

With very large sample sets, I believe, a normal distribution is achieved. So if you're just talking about the people in the room with you, then I agree, but if you're talking about 300m people, then that doesn't apply.

Edit: didn't see that someone had already reply'd with basically this same idea.